Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio is David Messier, a multi-instrumental musician, songwriter, and producer. He is the owner of the Austin-based recording studio, Same Sky Productions, and president of the Texas chapter of the Grammys. The SXSW veteran is performing in and around Austin this winter and spring, and during SXSW.
Messier's new album, Waiting for Eldridge, is a culmination of years of playing guitar, drums, piano, and of songwriting and producing music. David Messier's music is inspired by a range of artists including Little Richard, Velvet Underground, and Philip Glass and has been compared to "a young Tom Petty with a touch of Tom Waits." David, who was born on the South Shore of Massachusetts, is the former front man for the popular Boston band, Papermoon.
About Messier and his latest album, David Conroy of KUTX said: "Bringing together keyboard parts, trumpet playing, and sonically charged guitar grooves that intertwine effortlessly with his lyrics, Messier masters multiple sounds and moods, from deep, intimate ballads, to switching and rocking your face off." The Austin Chronicle said, "Although the singer's all over the map, it's more an expanse of talent and ideas than sheer lack of focus."
And, according to KUTX's John Aielli, "If you haven't heard of David Messier, it's time you found out about him."
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